Healthy Foods Here
Healthy Foods Here (HFH) was a healthy food retail project aimed at improving access to healthy food and encouraging community economic development. HFH was a collaboration between King County Public Health and Seattle Office of Economic Development. Urban Food Link was contracted to lead the design of the pilot project and provide on-the-ground technical assistance to storeowners.
Below provides information and resources developed from the 2-year project that can be used for other similar projects.
- Healthy Foods Here: Recommendations for Future Programming- The purpose of this report is to propose recommendations for future healthy food retail programming based on findings from the Healthy Foods Here pilot project. It is intended to help funders and practitioners identify successful strategies for improving communities’ access to healthy, affordable food.
- Business Resource Guide for King County Food Retailers (also available in Spanish & Vietnamese)- provides information for food retailers on how to meet licensing and permit requirements as well as small business training and development resources.
- Produce Guide- owners of small grocery and convenience stores often have minimal experience working with fresh produce. The Healthy Foods Here Produce Manual takes the guess work out of displaying, storing and handling fresh produce. The manual provides basic care information on nearly 50 types of popular fruits and vegetables in easy-to-understand language and a picture of each kind of fruit or vegetable.
- Merchandising Tips- this handout includes some tips, based on industry best practices, to helpstores sell healthy foods.
- Marketing Produce Guide- this guide provides ideas on how to market fruits and vegetables.
Print Specifications: Indigo 4cp 2 sides white Ultra digital 8mil Synthetic Paper. Trim, score, fold. Saddlestitch 11″ spine; 20-page self cover w/ shingled pages, from 7″FC to 8-1/2″ BC.
- The Real Reason No One Buys Produce in Low In (http://www NULL.kplu NULL.org/post/real-reason-no-one-buys-produce-low-income-areas)come Areas (http://www NULL.kplu NULL.org/post/real-reason-no-one-buys-produce-low-income-areas), KPLU, January 2013
- From Local Farms to Corner Stores (http://www NULL.goodfoodworld NULL.com/2011/09/from-local-farms-to-corner-stores-increasing-access-to-healthy-foods/), Good Food Blog, Sept. 2011
- “Healthy Foods Here” in Seattle (http://www NULL.letsmove NULL.gov/blog/2010/11/05/%E2%80%9Chealthy-foods-here%E2%80%9D-seattle), Let’s Move Blog, Nov. 2010
The Healthy Foods Here project was made possible by funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Public Health – Seattle & King County.